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Supreme Court Agrees Religiously Affiliated Hospitals Can Have “Church Plans”

Posted in Healthcare Organizations, Religious Organizations

The United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of religiously-affiliated hospitals and healthcare organizations in holding that a pension plan need not be established by a church in order to qualify for ERISA’s church plan exemption. Petitioners are religiously affiliated non-profit healthcare organizations appealing decisions by the Third, Seventh, and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal… Continue Reading

PPACA Emergency Room Reminder

Posted in Healthcare Organizations

Federal legislation often includes provisions that lead to unintended consequences. One such provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “Act”) likely has left some hospital benefits managers scratching their heads: a requirement that certain group health plans may not impose greater restrictions on out-of-network emergency care services (Section 10101(h) of the Act).) Specifically, under… Continue Reading